Layout Time Again

It's that time again for me.  Time for me to create a page layout so I don't lose my mojo in that area, so page layouts are what I decided to do today.

Before I share my layouts, let me express my excitement and appreciation to all my new followers.  The prospect of reaching 500 followers has me bubbling over with excitement and as if that isn't enough, April's Challenge has far exceeded what I anticipated.  To all of you that have entered my challenge please know that while my girls do support me in creating cards, they do tend to disappear when it comes to commenting on the entries, but I personally try to comment on each and every entry.  The only time I may not comment is if you have that word verification thingy turned on.  It's so hard to get past those things that after two tries I will give up and sometimes I don't even try.

There is so much talent out there and I get so inspired by all of you that I want to take time to comment on your work.  I am often intrigued by the things I see;  things I haven't thought of and that leads to inspiration.  Thanks to all of you for sharing your talent with us.

Moving forward.  The two layouts I am sharing use material and products from Recollections and Paper Studio exclusively.  My darling DIL provided me with the photos and I tell you I could hardly wait to create with them.

This is what I have for you today:

Of my eight grand-kids, shown on this layout are the two youngest.  Ryan, age 3 years and Alexandria, 12.2 months old.

These two are a handful all by themselves and when you add my third youngest, Kye,  who is 4 years old into the mix,  you've got a wild group of pure energy and noise to be reckoned with.

Between the laughter, crying, hitting and stubbornness  I am not sure how I survive it all.  Better yet how did I get involved with this madness is the question.  All I do know for sure, is that I enjoy every crazy second of it and they do as well.  I wouldn't trade these moments for anything.

Grand-kids are indeed a blessing and for some reason it appears that I have more patience now then I did long time ago.  Maybe its true that with age comes wisdom, and I've learned that you can't change what is bound to happen and if its taken away you will regret the day you complained.  So I act like a kid with them and we have a great time together.

My second layout is a photo I will cherish always.  I think it is the cutest thing and I call it "Mini Me" and you'll see why in a second.

When I got this photo I just laughed and thought it was the cutest photo ever....well the cutest one I had seen since my boys grew up.

My son is 6'2" and his little "Mini" is all of 3 feet and a few inches I believe (might not have that right) and he thinks he is just as tall as his dad and the rest of his siblings.

Folded arms and all, he just tickles me pink.  When the older siblings are around, he runs and hangs with them as if he were their equal.  Watching him grow and how fast he catches on to things just a mazes me.  I think he is gifted but I am the grandma, so I can boast and brag.  Grandmas' have that right you know.

Since I started card-making I don't create page layouts much anymore. I do when a friend ask that I do something special for them or when I get my hands on a photo that screams to be displayed in something other than a photo album.  I heard these photos screaming and honestly they did deserve special attention.

Now I will return to creating tags and cards until another photo catches my eye or screams for attention.  Plus there are a lot more things I need to learn and I love the adventures that crafting has taken me on.  Paper addict...challenges....colors...all of it has a beauty of many layers.

I would like to enter my layouts in the following challenges:

Hanna and Friends - Anything But A Card (4/23)
Dutch Dare Card Challenge - Anything But A Card (ABAC) (4/24)
Crafting for all Seasons - No Stamps Allowed (4/28)
Addicted to Stamps and More - Challenge #51 Anything Goes (4/22)
Nutcrafters - Challenge #41 Anything Goes (4/28)
Stamp n Doodle - Anything Goes (4/22)

Thanks for stopping by


Beebeebabs said...

Very nice layouts you did a great job!!!

Kelli Acopan said...

Your family is just darling! Thanks so much for joining us at Stamp 'n' Doodle!!

lovies, =o) kel
Stamp 'n' Doodle DT

Sheila H said...

I love your layouts. The designs, colors and embellishments highlight the photos perfectly. You have a beautiful family.

Susan D said...

Love your layouts. The one with your son and his son is just too darn cute! TFS!!

Jenn Bedient said...

These are beautiful layouts Lesia, and I can see why they screamed out to you! Such beautiful grandchildren and the one of your two "little" guys is simply adorable! TFS!!


- Jenn

Kylie said...

What wonderful layouts! Beautifully done. Thanks so much for playing along at ATSM! xx

MaxineD said...

Oh yes Lesia, being a Grandma allows us to brag in a way that we couldn't with our own the first time round. :-).
Love your pages - especially the 'mini me' one!

Mary J Scrapper said...

Great LO's. You did a good job bringing these to life.

Bunny said...

This is lovely...Thank you for sharing with us at Dutch Dare. And good luck.

Caz DD DT xx

Bianca said...

This is really such a lovely project! I love your Layouts! Thank you for joining us at Crafting for all Seasons! xx Bianca

Helen said...

Beautiful lay outs - you've really showcased the photos well.

Thanks for joining us at Nutcrafters.

Helen x

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